What does condemnation mean?

Definitions for condemnation
ˌkɒn dɛmˈneɪ ʃən, -dəm-con·dem·na·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disapprobation, condemnationnoun

    an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable

    "his uncompromising condemnation of racism"

  2. condemnationnoun

    (law) the act of condemning (as land forfeited for public use) or judging to be unfit for use (as a food product or an unsafe building)

  3. execration, condemnation, cursenoun

    an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group

  4. condemnationnoun

    the condition of being strongly disapproved of

    "he deserved nothing but condemnation"

  5. conviction, judgment of conviction, condemnation, sentencenoun

    (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed

    "the conviction came as no surprise"


  1. condemnationnoun

    The act of condemning or pronouncing to be wrong; censure; blame; disapprobation.

  2. condemnationnoun

    The act of judicially condemning, or adjudging guilty, unfit for use, or forfeited; the act of dooming to punishment or forfeiture.

  3. condemnationnoun

    The state of being condemned.

  4. condemnationnoun

    The ground or reason of condemning.

  5. Etymology: From condemnatio.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Condemnationnoun

    The sentence by which any one is doomed to punishment; the act of condemning; the state of being condemned.

    Etymology: condemnatio, Latin.

    There is therefore now no condemnation to them. Rom. viii.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Condemnationnoun

    the act of condemning or pronouncing to be wrong; censure; blame; disapprobation

  2. Condemnationnoun

    the act of judicially condemning, or adjudging guilty, unfit for use, or forfeited; the act of dooming to punishment or forfeiture

  3. Condemnationnoun

    the state of being condemned

  4. Condemnationnoun

    the ground or reason of condemning

  5. Etymology: [L. condemnatio.]


  1. Condemnation

    "Condemnation" is a song by Depeche Mode, released as the group's twenty-ninth UK single on September 13, 1993, and the third single from their album Songs of Faith and Devotion. The song reached number 9 on the UK Singles Chart. "Condemnation" is a gospel-esque song with a rock twist. The 7" version is the "Paris Mix", with female backing vocals added and an emerging drum beat scheme. Dave Gahan voted for "Condemnation" to be the first single for Songs of Faith and Devotion, but lost. The B-sides are remixes of "Death's Door" and "Rush", and some live tracks from the Devotional Tour. "Death's Door" was a song from the 1991 Until the End of the World soundtrack. The original version is still exclusive to that CD, recorded only by Martin Gore and Alan Wilder after the World Violation Tour was over. The music video for "Condemnation" was directed by Anton Corbijn. For unknown reasons, it did not appear on The Videos 86-98 in 1998, replaced by the live version from Devotional. The original video eventually resurfaced on The Videos 86-98's 2002 re-release. Both videos appear on the Devotional DVD re-release in 2004.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. condemnation

    A captured ship declared by sentence of the admiralty court to be lawful prize. But the transfer of a prize vessel carried into a neutral port, and sold without a condemnation, or the authority of any judicial proceedings, is null and void.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of condemnation in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of condemnation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of condemnation in a Sentence

  1. Dhruva Jaishankar:

    I imagine any differences would be communicated privately and India sees no inherent benefits to public condemnation, vision 2030... offers some potentially exciting opportunities including investment in Saudi Arabia [ and ] offering services in software and educational opportunities.

  2. Henry Ward Beecher:

    Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.

  3. State John Kerry on Tuesday:

    And today I express my complete condemnation for any act of terror that takes innocent lives and disrupts the day-to-day life of a nation.

  4. Robert Jeffress:

    In suggesting that God is ‘queer’ Swarthmore College is guilty of nothing short of modern day idolatry, when you read the Bible you will discover that God reserved His harshest condemnation for individuals and nations that practiced idolatry – creating an imaginary god who conformed to a culture’s immorality.

  5. Narendra Modi:

    Pained beyond words on the dastardly attack on peaceful Amarnath pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir, the attack deserves strongest condemnation from everyone.

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